Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey delivered some good news to the County Board finance leaders Monday. More ICE detainees have arrived for housing at the county jail. That means more revenue.
There’s now 121 detainees. The sheriff said the county is set up to handle up to 200 inmates. The federal program could bring in up to $5-million a year.
FY2017 Budget OK’d ...
The County Board was in special session Monday, approving a balanced budget for the new fiscal year.
The budget does include provisions for accumulating some reserves. The spending plan did face some opposition due to spending cuts in the sheriff’s department while withholding $500,000 in reserves.